Obituaries

Anna Jane Aring

Anna Jane Aring, 84 years of age, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Bowling Green, Ohio surrounded by her loving family. Anna was born on August 3, 1933 in Fremont, Ohio to the late Charles I. and Mildred Fern (Kroeger) Klawitter.  She married Arthur Eugene “Skip” Aring and he survives in Bowling Green, Ohio. Anna was a 1951 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.  After graduation she worked as a payroll clerk at the former Yerges Manufacturing Company until 1953.  In June of 1953 she married the love of her life Arthur Eugene “Skip” Aring as newlyweds they traveled to Manheim Germany to live during the time that Skip served in the United States Army 510th Tank Battalion.   After her husband served his time in the US Army, they returned home.  Anna worked as a secretary at many offices for Wood County Government, she retired in 1995 from Mid-American Information Services, Inc. (MAISI). Anna was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bowling Green and a member of the Bowling Green VFW Ladies Auxiliary #1148.  Anna loved spending time with her family, as they were her true pride and joy. Along with her husband Skip, Anna is survived by three daughters: Susan J. Loser, of Las Vegas, Nevada; Lynda J. (Brian) Smith, of Mary Ester, Florida; Tamyra J. (Terry) Rizor, of Leesburg, Virginia; two grandchildren: Adam and Melissa Rizor along with a host of loving nieces, nephews and dear friends in Fort Myers, Florida.   Along with her parents, Anna was preceded in…


Nancy J Rankin

Nancy J. Rankin (nee Halleck) 86, of Portage and Bowling Green, Ohio passed away on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at Brookdale Bowling Green. Nancy was born to parents Dana and Thelma Halleck on November 11, 1931 in Bowling Green, Ohio. She grew up as the youngest of four daughters, graduated from Bowling Green High School, and later obtained her nursing certification as an LPN. She married Raymond Rankin on November 4, 1950, and the couple had six children. Nancy worked at Wood County Hospital and various nursing homes prior to her retirement. Nancy will be remembered for her lifelong love of horses, kids and books. Nancy is survived by her children: Rebecca S. Bowers, Sandra Penn, David R. Rankin (Cheryl), Paul S. Rankin (Amy), Bonnie R. Rankin (Gary Whitacre), and Jane A. Korn (Todd); 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Rankin; her parents, Dana Halleck and Thelma Duncan; and her sisters, Sally Land, Peg Lambert, and Fran Harmon. Arrangements will be handled by Dunn Funeral Home. At Nancy’s request, burial will be private and there will be no visitation or funeral. The family is grateful for condolences, but declines flowers and donations. To share an online condolence with the Rankin family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on December 7, 2017.


Charles Timothy Hassett

Charles Timothy Hassett, 86, completed his life’s journey Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Bridge Hospice Care Center Bowling Green, Ohio. He is resting peacefully in God’s arm now, and will remain with us in loving memories. Charles (Chuck) was born to Timothy and Amy Hofer Hassett on April 6, 1931 in Dunkirk, NY and resided in the area until 2016 when he relocated to Ohio to be near family. He is pre-deceased by his parents, his brother James, and his loving wife of 58 years Gail Daniels Hassett. He is survived by their children, Timothy Charles Hassett, Mark Daniel Hassett (Meg) and Ellen Joan Hassett (Richard Parasiliti); as well as their grandchildren, Corey (Courtney) Zidow, Sarah Parasiliti, Ethan Hassett and Aidan Hassett; and several nieces and nephews. Chuck was employed by the Prudential Insurance company for 30 years until his retirement in 1989. He also worked in real estate. Along with travel he enjoyed reading, working in his garden, woodworking and playing bridge. A visit to Ireland with family was one of his fondest memories. Chuck had been a member of many organizations throughout his life including Lions, Moose, and Lakeside clubs. He was also an active parishioner of St. Joseph church in Fredonia. A memorial service will be held at a later date, when he will be interred near his wife at Holy Cross Columbarium, Route 60, Dunkirk Flowers gratefully declined, memorial contributions in Chuck’s memory can be made to Catholic Charities of Buffalo, 741 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209. Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green is handling arrangements. Condolences…


Arle B Metcalf

Arle B. Metcalf, 65, of Bowling Green, passed away on December 2, 2017. He was born on March 16, 1952 in Toledo to Raymond and Wilma (Bruce) Metcalf. He married Gayle Hoke on August 17, 1974 and she survives. Mr. Metcalf was employed as an engineer in the automotive industry and was very enthusiastic about his work. He was an avid reader, enjoyed the outdoors as well as astronomy and he dearly loved his family and his dogs. Also surviving are sons, Justin of Yellow Springs, OH, Zachary of Columbus, OH, Adam of North Ridgeville, OH; brother, Todd of Pemberville, OH; sister, Dee Bignall of Woodville, OH; grandchildren, Sabine, Wesley and Ada Marie. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dunn Funeral Home located in Bowling Green’s Historical District at 408 W. Wooster St. In Lieu of flowers those wishing to give an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Wood County Humane Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on December 7, 2017.


Ian Alexander Santino

From CRESS FUNERAL HOME, Madison, Wisconsin Ian Alexander Santino, aged 31, of Madison, Wisconsin, beloved son of Lucy Long and Jack Santino, embarked on yet another adventure on November 28, 2017, an adventure begun much too soon for those whose lives are forever changed for the better for having known him. His younger siblings, Will and Hannah, have never known a universe not defined by their big brother and his passionate commitments to compassion, honesty, peace, nonviolence, and boundless curiosity. His intense concern for nature was expressed in his daily life as a vegan, an animal rights activist, his work in environmental sciences and ecological restoration, and his insistence on bike riding. He protested global warming one year in high school by refusing to wear long pants, even during snowstorms. He also protested consumerism and materialism of American society by refusing to buy new shoes, instead, duct-taping the same pair, an action that caused great consternation among his teachers. In his graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he specialized in prairie restoration and loved how prairies contained a myriad of species, each with its own subtle beauty. He loved to cook, preparing numerous vegan feasts for friends and family. His specialty was macaroni and cheese, with the “cheese” sauce made from cashew nuts, carrots, onions, and nutritional yeast. He also loved music and played numerous instruments: piano, guitar, saxophone, and mandolin, the last of which he built himself. He loved reading, watching thought-provoking movies with friends, nostalgic videogames, meaningful and heartfelt conversations, and walks in nature. Ian was…


Ian Santino

Ian Alexander Santino (born July 17th, 1986) passed away at sunrise on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, from liver failure due to colorectal cancer. Ian was a beloved son, brother, friend, and partner. He lived an incredibly full and passionate life. Ian once said that death is a creative act, of energy releasing into the world like a burst of sunlight to be absorbed into other living things. Ian will be buried naturally at the Farley Center outside of Madison, Wi, with a burr oak planted over him, so that he can become part of the natural world he loved. He asked that people plant a native tree. When you hear the birds in it singing, that will be him, talking to us. More information about funeral arrangements to follow. Posted by: David Dupont on November 28, 2017.Last revised by: admin, our reviewer, on November 29, 2017.


Betty M Byrom

Betty Moore Byrom, 77, of Bowling Green, passed away on November 23, 2017 at Wood Haven Health Care. She was born on June 4, 1940 in Sheffield Township, North Carolina to Curtis J. and Ressie (Britt) Moore. Betty was a devoted member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, especially Amish stories, and spending time with her family and friends. Betty frequented the Wood County Library, loved gospel music, and enjoyed a card ministry and her Wednesday prayer group. She was famous for her green beans and homemade, decorated cakes. Precious was the time she spent baking with her grandson, Daniel. Surviving are one son, Kevin (Robin) Cagle of Bowling Green; daughters, Sharon Cagle of Loganville, GA. and Judi Cagle of Thomasville, N.C. and her grandsons, William and Daniel Cagle, both of Bowling Green. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Martha Moore of Asheboro, N.C. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, J.A. Moore, Ronnie Moore and Larry Moore. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on December 30, 2017 at First United Methodist Church of Bowling Green at 2:00 pm. Private interment of her cremains will be at Brookwood Memorial Gardens, Arab, Alabama. Dunn Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be given in her name to either First United Methodist Church, Bowling Green or The American Cancer Society. Posted by: admin on November 25, 2017.


Dr. Paul Overhulse

Dr. Paul R. Overhulse, 95, beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Community in Bowling Green, Ohio. Born in Hamler, Ohio, on June 26, 1922, he was the son of Glen and Esther Overhulse. After graduating from Hamler High School in 1940, he briefly attended Miami University before transferring to Harvard in 1941. His studies were interrupted when he entered military service in 1942, where he served for three years as a staff sergeant in the Army Signal Corps. Upon his discharge, he returned to Harvard to complete his BA in pre-med in 1947, and then proceeded to Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his MD in1951. On May 10, 1944, he married Mary Elizabeth Martin (“Betty”), with whom he shared almost sixty years of marriage and had four children. He settled his family in Bowling Green where he practiced general surgery for more than thirty years before his retirement in 1992. Dr. Overhulse was an avid supporter of BGSU Falcons football and basketball teams, as well as the Detroit Tigers. In 1972, he obtained his pilot’s license and a single engine airplane, which enabled him to fly his wife, and most frequently, his daughter Marilyn all over the United States, from Boston to Reno to San Diego to Houston to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. By all accounts he was an “old school doctor”– his practice was guided by the needs of his patients, not by their ability to pay. Dr. Overhulse was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, his son,…


Janet Yates

Janet Yates, 74, of Bowling Green passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green after a 3 ½ year battle with cancer. Janet was born in Haskins, Ohio to the late Jonathon and Betsy (Risor) Snyder. Janet is survived by her children: Leona (William) Porteous of Knoxville, Tennessee, Tammy Thompson of Perrysburg, Ohio, Jerry Yates of Bowling Green; 11 grandchildren: Nicholas Biegel, Edward Biegel, Kali Porteous, James Quaintance, Benjamin Quaintance, Caitland Quaintance, Jack Yates, Vincent Yates, Ashley Yates, Dalton Yates, Matthias Yates; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters: Mary McClemore of Bryan, Texas and Alice Strella of Platte City, Missouri; brothers: Lee (Phyllis) Snyder of Young Town, Arizona, Paul (Greta) of Germany, John Snyder of Hayesville, Kansas and Robert (Edie) Snyder of Bowling Green. She was preceded in death by her son Richard Yates; brothers: Howard, Earl, Roy, Ray, Lynn and Carl Snyder; sisters: Ethel Gearhart and Dorothy Bueher. Janet was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bowling Green and loved being outdoors and working with her flowers. Janet also enjoyed volunteering, baking, reading, sewing, and was very active with her children and grandchildren, whether it was with their Boy or Girl Scout groups or other events, Janet always felt her family came first. Visitation for Janet will be on Sunday November 26, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Janet’s Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the funeral…


Alva L Bhaer

Alva L. Bhaer, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, 77 years of age, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away, Sunday, November 19, 2017 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio surrounded by his loving family. Alva was born on March 6, 1940 in North Baltimore, Ohio to the late Alva C. and Sara L. (Dewyer) Bhaer.  He married the love of his life Rebecca (White) Bhaer on June 25, 1966 in the Mt. Orab United Methodist Church, Mt. Orab, Ohio and she survives him after 51 years of marriage in Bowling Green, Ohio. Alva was a 1958 graduate of North Baltimore High School. After high school Alva served his country proudly in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge, Alva enrolled in the Hobart Welding school where he graduated and later received his certification in welding pressurized vessels.  Alva worked for numerous years as a welder for Henry Filters and later retired from Glasstech in Perrysburg, Ohio where he worked in the Research and Development Department.  He was a former member of the Village View of Christ in Bowling Green. Alva was a member of the Bowling Green Rifle Club for numerous years as well as a member of the Friends of the Wood County Public Library and the Wood County Committee on Aging.  He was also a Life Member of the Wood County Historical Museum and the Wood County Park District, but first and foremost, he was a devoted husband and his beloved wife’s #1 advocate supporting her during her political career which included eating at many…


Lori L Brim

Lori L. Brim, 51, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Tuesday November 21, 2017. She was born August 13, 1966 in Convoy, Ohio to Alan and Nancy (Kriescher) Etzler. She married Michael Brim on April 28, 1990 and he survives in Bowling Green. Lori worked for Lucas County Children’s Services. She enjoyed shopping and watching The Ellen Show. Her greatest joy in life came from spending time with her family and her beloved dogs Sophie and Axel. Along with her husband of 27 years, Mike, Lori is survived by her son Mychal Brim of Bowling Green, mother Nancy Etzler of Bowling Green, brother Bradley Etzler of Bowling Green, nephew Shane (Clare) Brim of Bowling Green, great-nieces Isabella Brim and Katie Brim and great-nephew Logan Brim. Visitation will be held on Friday November 24, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street. A graveside service will be held on Saturday November 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the Wood County Humane Society. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on November 22, 2017.


Glenna Jeanne (Dewese/Wilhelm) Philo

Glenna Jeanne (Dewese/Wilhelm) Philo, 90, of Custar, Ohio passed away Sunday November 19, 2017. We just called her Mom, but Glenna was many things to many people. An active member of the St. Louis Church, her faith was the center of her life. She enjoyed singing in the choir-rarely missing a Sunday service and always a willing volunteer when there was a fundraiser to staff. Even as she lost some of her memory, she was still ready to go to church when Sunday rolled around. Graduating from BGSU with a degree in Pre-Med., Glenna became a faithful, loving wife before graduation. She dedicated her-self to Charles Wilhelm for 32 years, and after he passed, to Paul David Philo 20 years. There could not have been two happier unions- where she used her education raising an amazing family. A loving Aunt, Mother, and Grandma, all of her nieces and nephew, children and grandchildren were special to her! Children, stepchildren, grands, great-grands, step-grands, step-great-grands, adopted great-grands- she loved visiting with them all! Our Mom was a seamstress, learning the craft from her grandmother. She sewed many hours away, creating clothing for herself and for her family. She was also an expert knee-patchier, because that is where the boy’s jeans wore out. Most importantly, to us, Glenna was a role model, teacher, defender and provider. But we just called her Mom. She will be missed. Mom was always the support system for the family farming operations. She would make sure the men were fed, move the equipment as needed, and do whatever else was…


George ‘Bill’ W Davisson

George William “Bill” Davisson, aka “Wild Bill”, 80, of Haskins, OH, died November 19, 2017 at his home. He was born March 9, 1937 in Perrysburg, OH to Wilbur & Esther (Twining) Davisson. Bill was a member of Haskins Community Church. He worked for 26 years as a Wood County Deputy Sheriff, retiring March 31, 1999. He worked in the past for the Haskins Police Dept., Ottawa Co. Sheriff’s Office, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, and Lake Twp. Police Dept. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960-62. Bill was a Harley Davidson enthusiast! His memberships include National HOG, Northwestern Ohio HOG Chapter, AMA Life member, ATVA, ABATE of Ohio, NRA, Buckeye State Sheriffs Association, American Legion Post #441 Tontogany, OH, US Deputy Sheriffs Assoc., Blue Knights Ohio X International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Inc., Masonic Lodge Grand Rapids, OH, Patriot Guard Riders of Ohio and Motorcycle Riders Foundation. Survivors include children, Dawn Parsons, Kimberly (Harold) Alcock and Douglas (Tracy) Davisson, grandchildren, Dustin, Christopher, Greg, Nicole, Krista and Jared, and great grandchildren, Landen, Jack and Ava. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Ann Vaughan. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 3-8 p.m. Peinert Dunn Funeral Home, Tontogany, OH. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 a.m. with burial following at Union Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are encouraged to Haskins Community Church. To leave an online condolence please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on November 22, 2017.


Mark S Kelly

Mark S. Kelly, 91, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Monday November 20, 2017. Mark S. Kelly, Director of Bands Emeritus served Bowling Green (Ohio) State University as Director of Bands from 1966 to 1994. Following service in the navy in the Pacific during WWII he attended the University of Iowa. Prior to coming to BGSU, Mr. Kelly taught for fifteen years in the Iowa communities of Clarinda and Centerville and one year at the University of Iowa as a Graduate Assistant Director of Bands. His services as a conductor/clinician were widely sought and the BGSU Symphonic Band, under his direction, appeared regularly on state, regional and national conference stages. He kept track and looked forward to following the lives and careers of the students. He held membership in many professional music organizations and served as President of both the American Bandmasters Association and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Upon his retirement, the BGSU Board of Trustees, by way of student nomination, voted to name the instrumental rehearsal room, the Mark S. Kelly Instrumental Rehearsal Hall. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank L. Kelly and Lulu E. Graham Kelly and his wife, Helen Kelly. He is survived by daughters Karen Kelly (Van Wert), Martha (Bruce) Jewell, Bowling Green and Barb (Allen) Hayden, Bowling Green. Grand children are Andrew Jewell, Alex Jewell, Stephen Hayden and Kelly Hayden. A memorial service will be held next summer. Dunn Funeral Home, 408 West Wooster St. in Bowling Green is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions…


Patricia O Swope

Patricia O. Swope, 91, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Wednesday November 15, 2017. She was born March 17, 1926 in Ada, Ohio to Carlos Dale and Opal Anetta (McPharon) Church. She married Merlin Leroy Swope on September 23, 1944 and he preceded her in death on December 29, 1999. Patricia was a 4-H advisor for many years. She was a member of the Questettes and enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting, gardening and bird watching. She loved to cook and was always taking care of everyone else. Her greatest joy in life came from spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters Julie Swope Friess (Harold) of North Baltimore, Ohio and Phyllis Swope James of Bowling Green, Ohio, granddaughters Laura Friess Westgate (Jason) of Cygnet, Ohio and Penelope Friess Bienek (Scott) of Cygnet, Ohio, great-grandchildren Alyssa Phillips Bell (Kaelan), Hannah Friess, Lilly Westgate, Madison Westgate and Hunter Westgate. She was preceded in death by her husband Merlin, four siblings and son-in-law Robert James. Visitation will be held on Sunday November 19, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Her funeral service will be held on Monday November 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at New Maplewood Cemetery in North Baltimore, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the North Baltimore Library. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on…


Patricia Williamson

Patricia J. Williamson, 70, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Thursday November 16, 2017. Patricia was born on January 12, 1947 to the late Orville and Ruth (Cooper) Miller.  She is survived by her daughter: Jennifer (Jim) Minard of Bowling Green, Ohio; sister: Sarah (Richard) Saint John of Phoenix, Arizona; and brother: Lawrence (Mary Jo) Miller of Wilmington, Delaware.  Along with her parents Patricia is preceded in death by a brother: David Miller. Patricia was a 1964 graduate of Findlay High School and a 1968 graduate of The Ohio State University.  She went on to teach for several years, then moved to Bowling Green to work for the Ohio EPA.  Patricia worked as well inspector for the EPA for 30 years until her retirement.   Patricia was a master gardener and enjoyed teaching and passing her passion on to others. She volunteered at Simpson Garden Park and the Bowling Green Public Library.  Patricia was an avid reader, enjoyed walking, and biking.  Needle work was something she did very well, so well she sold several of her completed works at craft shows.   Patricia was most known for was her hospitality and her ability to always have a positive outlook on life.  She will be dearly missed. A private memorial service for Patricia will be held after the holidays. Arrangements have been entrusted with the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W Wooster. St/ P.O. Box 648 Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 tele: 419-352-2171. Memorial Contributions in Patricia’s honor may be gifted to the Bowling Green Alliance Church or the Wood County Park District….


Grover Swartzlander

Grover A. Swartzlander Sr., 81, of Bowling Green passed away Wednesday November 15, 2017. Grover was born in Toledo, Ohio to the late David F. and Marcella (Smith) Swartzlander. He married Janet Schwartz on January 7, 1977 in Helena, Ohio and she survives in Bowling Green. Also surviving are his children: Teresa (Jim) Dezazzo; Melody (Kostas) Tsapranis of Rossford, Ohio; Mary Swartzlander of Eugene, Oregon; Grover (Lizhen) Swartzlander Jr of Tuscon, Arizona; Jason (Jennifer) Swartzlander of Bluffton, Ohio; Kathy (John) Stacey of Glenwood, Iowa; Russ (Deb) Esch of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Ray (Kathy) Esch of Santa Rosa, Calfornia; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and a brother: Herb Swartzlander of Toledo. Grover was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren: 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Grover was a member of the Christ’s Church in Bowling Green where he was active with mission week and other church activities. He was an excellent carpenter who enjoyed making bird houses and other wood working projects. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes and Minnesota Vikings fan. Grover enjoyed traveling around the United States especially to visit family and friends, going to flea markets and a good game of euchre. A Celebration of Grover’s life will be held on Tuesday,  November 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Christ’s Church, 14455 Campbell Hill Rd., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. A gathering time will begin at 10:00 AM. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St, P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be gifted in Grover’s honor to…


Marilyn J Bomer

Marilyn J. Bomer, 80, of Rudolph, Ohio and most recently Wood Haven Health Care in Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Marilyn was born in rural Cygnet, Ohio to the late Howard and Wilma (Washington) Laney. She married Lyle Bomer on September 10, 1955 at the Mount Herman United Methodist Church and he survives her.  Along with her husband Marilyn is survived by her children: Brent (Kathy) Bomer of Grand Rapids, Ohio; Brian (Ruth) Bomer of Napoleon, Ohio; & Lori (Bill) Bomer of Bowling Green, Ohio; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.  Along with her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by a brother: Howard Laney. Marilyn was a 1954 graduate of North Baltimore High School. She went on to work as a Lunchroom Manager for Liberty and Crim Elementary Schools until her retirement in 1995.   Marilyn was an avid reader and loved to travel to the state of Oregon, where her brother lived.  Later in life, she enjoyed making her way to the various casinos where she would play the slots.  Most of all, Marilyn loved being a Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma.  She will be dearly missed. Visitation for Marilyn will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 4:00- 8:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home and Crematory & , 1460 W. Wooster St./ P.O. Box 648 Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 tele: 419-352-2171. Additional visitation for Marilyn will be held on Friday November 17, 2017 from 10:00 AM to the time of her Funeral Services at 11:00AM.  Internment will follow in…


Theodore ‘Ted’ Witham

Theodore “Ted” Witham, 73, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away November 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Ted was born on December 23, 1943 in Hannibal, Missouri. His parents were the late William and Laura (Otto) Witham He married Gillian Wentz on August 21, 1965 in Prout Chapel on the campus of Bowling Green State University and she survives. Ted is survived by his daughter: Pam Hubbell of Bowling Green, Ohio; son: Christopher (Autumn) Witham of Minneapolis, Minnesota; sister: Rebecca (Marvin) Blair of Parker, Colorado; grandchildren: Landon, Cyprian, Felicity, Blaise, Madelyn, and Nathaniel. Ted retired from the GTE phone company in 1991. After his retirement, he started Witham Service, where he was a certified contractor and remodeler. Ted was a member of the First Christian Church in Bowling Green, Ohio. He loved to garden, travel, and the most of all, he loved life, God and his family. Visitation for Ted will be held of Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of his funeral service at 11:00 AM at the First Christian Church, 875 Haskins Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Interment with full military honors will immediately follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Ted’s honor may be gifted to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 26250 Euclid Avenue, Suite 115, Euclid, Ohio 44132, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or the First Christian Church, 875 Haskins Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Ted’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com….


Pauline C Young

Pauline C. Young, age 90, of Bowling Green, OH passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 with her family near her side at the Bridge Hospice in Bowling Green. She was born on August 6, 1927 in Bowling Green to Alfred and Mary (Kellermeier) Getz. Following her graduation from Bowling Green High School, Pauline married Harold D. Young on June 29, 1946 in Perrysburg. Together they managed a farm and raised three sons before Harold’s death in 2010 following 64 years of marriage. Pauline had worked as a cook at the Eastwood High School Cafeteria for 10 years. She was a devoted farm wife and mother that enjoyed camping going to casinos and cooking, especially baking pies. Pauline is survived by her sons: David (Sue) Young of Bradner, Michael (Deb) Young of Bowling Green, John (Pat) Young of Bowling Green, grandchildren: Brenda (Scott Meyer) Turley, Connie (Steve) Pierce, Nicholas (Erin) Young, Brad Knauss, Megan Knauss, great grandchildren: Adalynn, Carson, Reese, Brayden, sister: Arlene Kirian of Bowling Green and sister-in-law: Alice Getz of Portage. In addition to her husband Harold, Pauline was preceded in death by her son: Richard, both of her parents and brother: Paul Getz. Graveside Services will be 11 A.M., Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the New Belleville Ridge Cemetery located at 22552 Carter Road in Dowling. Officiating will be Rev. Howard Abts. Memorials may take the form of contributions to: Bridge Hospice. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at www.marshfuneralhomes.com. Posted by: admin on November 12, 2017.


John ‘Jack’ G Schroeder

John “Jack” G. Schroeder, 89, of Bowling Green, Ohio died Thursday, November 9, 2017. Jack was born in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late John F. and Angela (Carney) Schroeder.  He married the late Geraldine “Jeri” (Vidmar) Schroeder on July 27, 1963 in Weirton, West Virginia. Jack is survived by two daughters: Jodi (Robert) Engler of Livonia, Michigan and Jami (Brent) Stewart of Bowling Green, Ohio; a son, Jeffrey (Nicole) Schroeder of Grand Rapids, Ohio, 7 grandchildren: Dylan, Chloe, Sierra, Sophia, Katie, Jenny, Kelly, Travis & Cameron; and 3 great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Colton & Ella. Along with his parents and wife, Jack was preceded in death by a sister: Leah Lucki, and brother: Butch Schroeder Jack was a CPA and worked at Kent State University as well as Bowling Green State University as the Chief Accountant/Comptroller until his retirement in 1992.  Prior to working at Kent State, Jack proudly served our country in the Army Security Agency (ASA) branch of the US Army.   He was stationed in Japan during the Korean War and later became an Army historian.  Jack wrote a history book about the Army Security Agency entitled “Headquarters, Army Security Agency, Pacific” with his wife Jeri – an undertaking that took close to 10 years to complete.  After Jeri passed, he wrote a book about Jeri and how she lived her life even though she had multiple sclerosis.  He was a season ticket holder of the BGSU women’s basketball team and loved to travel on the train with Jeri, his children, and grandchildren. Visitation for Jack will be held on…


Gloria L Crom

Gloria L. Crom, 82, of Bowling Green, Ohio died Monday, November 6, 2017. Gloria was born to the late John and Mary (Smith) Charchol in Bowling Green, Ohio. She married the late Roger E. Crom on January 12, 1957 in Bowling Green. Gloria is survived by a daughter: Michele Haas of Luckey, Ohio; two sons: Bob (Holli) Crom of Weston, Ohio; and Scott Hines of Tucson, Arizona; grandchildren: Cammy, Heidi, Randy, Allyssa, Jeremy & Ben; great-grandchildren: Logan, Braison, Noelle, Meredith & Isabella. Along with her parents and spouse, Gloria was preceded in death by a daughter: Cathryn Weymer, and grandson; Bryan. Gloria graduated from Bowling Green High School and went on to work for the Mileti Alumni Center at Bowling Green State University.  She worked at BGSU until her retirement in 1989.   Gloria was a wonderful homemaker and could cook like nobody’s business.  She enjoyed taking care of her tropical fish and loved all types of crafts as well as jigsaw puzzles.  She will be missed Memorial Contributions in Gloria’s honor may be gifted to the Humane Society or the Christian Children’s Fund. Gloria’s services will be private for family only. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home and Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St. Bowling Green, tele 419-352-2171. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve the Crom family and encourage family and friends to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on November 12, 2017.


Robert L Fortney

Robert L. Fortney, a lifelong resident of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away peacefully on November 10, 2017 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio at the age of 84. He was born on March 19, 1933 in Bowling Green, Ohio, the son of Clay and Leonilla Fortney. He graduated from Bowling Green High School and was a long time member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Robert was married to his best friend Mary (Avery) for 65 years and she survives. Together they have four children: Sandra (Alex) Koepfler of Maumee Ohio, Richard Fortney of Toledo Ohio, Cindy (Steven) Puffer of Bowling Green, Ohio and Susan Fortney of Hilo, Hawaii. Robert was blessed with grandchildren: Chad, Jeff and Benn Koeplfer, Brian and Andrew Puffer, Shawn and Ashley Lorch and Samantha Fortney along with eight great-grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Eugene, Richard and Ralph, and sisters Winnifred, Evangeline and Juanita. Robert had a long career in construction and later owned his own contracting business, Fortney Construction. He was an active member of Bowling Green Country Club and the Maumee-Bowling Green Elk’s Lodge. Robert enjoyed spending time at their cottage on Round Lake and after retirement in their winter home in Sun City West, Arizona. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, visiting casinos and spending time with close friends and family. The family will receive guests on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Dunn Funeral Home, 408 W. Wooster St. in Bowling Green, Ohio. A rosary service will begin Monday evening at 7:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will…


William L Baldridge

William “Bill” L. Baldridge, age 69, unexpectedly passed away at home on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Bill was born on September 24, 1948, in Kenton, Ohio, to James and Anna Margaret Baldridge. Bill graduated from Kenton High School in 1966 where he was a member of the football and track teams. He then attended Bowling Green State University where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1970 and a Specialist Degree from the University of Toledo in 1985. Following graduation from BGSU, he worked as a deputy sheriff in Hardin County for 1 year before accepting a teaching position at Rogers High School. Throughout his career in education, Bill also spent time in the Bowling Green School District, Sylvania Schools, and Anthony Wayne Local School District. His time included teaching industrial technology, coaching football, wrestling, and track, and numerous administrative positions. While at Anthony Wayne High School, Bill served as Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, and an Associate Principal. He retired in 2005 after 35 years in education. His passion was kids and he impacted the lives of countless students in every district in which he worked. After retirement, he continued to serve the Anthony Wayne District as an interim Transportation Director and as an Energy Consultant. Saving energy (and dollars for the district) was another of Bill’s passions! Bill has always lead an active life and enjoyed boating and fishing in the summer and could often be seen in the local parks walking his dog. Also, he became…


David Darro DeWalt

David Darro DeWalt, loving son, companion, brother, uncle, friend, local Hairstylist and Business owner, of Bowling Green, passed away at the young age of 56, surrounded by his loving family and friends after a courageous fight against cancer on Thursday, November 9, 2017. David was born on July 2, 1961 to Daryl K. and Linda L. (Frodenberg) DeWalt, in Truckee, California near Lake Tahoe, California. David attended Otsego Local Schools and graduated in 1979 from Pendleton Oregon High School. David graduated from the Sacramento California College of Beauty which led to his life long career as a hairstylist. David was truly a man of many stories, his earthly life may have been cut short, but the 56 years he was with us was full of many adventures and experiences. As his friends would always say, “David you really should write a book!” From his infectious smile and laugh, David was able to touch many lives and those who knew him, absolutely loved him! Even when he was diagnosed with cancer, David never slowed down; he continued to do what he loved, cutting hair and spending time with friends and family. While undergoing treatment, he did so with a smile, a laugh, and more concern for others then himself. David owned and operated the Solarium Hair & Tanning Salon for over 25 years in Bowling Green; known for its tropical decor, David was able to bring the California trends to Bowling Green, where his clientele grew quickly. David had the pleasure of expanding his salon and enjoyed all the hairstylists he…